January 19, 2009

A Bill is Introduced To Remove Presidential Term Limits & Abolish 22nd Amendment. NO WAY!

The 2 term limit was set in place for a reason... to protect the citizens of the United States from politicians who would become dictators. Besides, why would any of us want one person to control the White House for more than 8 years anyway? That's way too much control if you ask me!!!

In fact, I actually believe we should pass a bill limiting the terms our representatives can serve. The longer a politician serves, the more ineffective a politician becomes as corruption and greed take root. We've ALL seen this happen first hand. We can't ignore this problem ANYMORE!

If you want to help stop this bill from becoming law, please write your representatives in Washington by clicking here where you will be directed to the Congressional website. Also, you can track the H.J. Res 5: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to REPEAL the twenty-second article of amendment, thereby REMOVING the limitation on the number of terms an individual may serve as President.

The last action on this bill was on Jan 6, 2009 when it was introduced: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary. 1 st step. Why now?


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A Bill is Introduced To Remove Presidential Term Limits & Abolish 22nd Amendment.
By Mark Impomeni
Jan 14th 2009 10:00PM

Representative Jose Serrano (D) has introduced a bill in the House to abolish the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution, which limits presidents to two consecutive terms or ten years in office.

Until 1951, there was nothing preventing a president from seeing election for more than two terms. But all presidents prior to Franklin Delano Roosevelt honored a tradition begun by George Washington and served only two consecutive terms. Roosevelt stood for election for an unprecedented third term at the dawn of World War II and was elected to a fourth, only to die in office within months of his inauguration. He is the only American president to serve more than two terms.

The theory behind the 22nd Amendment is that modern day presidents exercise too much power and authority to be allowed access to it for very long. On the other hand, the presidency is the only federal office that is term-limited. The same arguments in favor of limiting presidents' time in office can be applied to Representatives and Senators as well.

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